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Solar manufacturers unite to develop standards for 700 W-plus modules

Solar module size standardization will enhance supply chain efficiencies, boost production, and lower costs, according to the 700W+ Photovoltaic Open Innovation Ecological Alliance, which aims to accelerate the industrialization of PV modules above 700 W.


Wires and cables in the solar industry

The solar industry growth has accelerated the demand for wires and cables in India. Since solar cables are key in transmitting power from the PV panels to the system, it is essential to invest in the best-suited type of solar cable that meets stability and safety norms.


PVEL upgrades solar module qualification testing

PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) says it has added new solar module qualification tests and fresh insights to improve intelligent module procurement strategies.

How long do residential solar panels last?

Multiple factors affect the productive lifespan of a residential solar panel. In the first part of this series, we look at the solar panels themselves.

Keep your solar cells dry

Scientists in Norway used various imaging and characterization techniques to analyze the cells and other components of silicon PV modules that had been installed in the field for more than 10 years. The group’s aim was to isolate the role of moisture in various mechanisms that cause performance loss over time, and to understand how these mechanisms progress over long-term installation in real outdoor conditions.

Ten most common rooftop solar safety risks

Clean Energy Associates found a myriad of problems at solar installations around the world, noting that because most are caused by poor installation practices, many can be identified and resolved relatively easily before they lead to fires, safety risks and potentially costly liabilities.


The top causes of solar performance issues

A staggering 62% of inspected projects in USA were identified to have critical or major issues in a report by HelioVolt.

Spotlight on TOPCon: PI Berlin shares concerns about degradation

Asier Ukar, the director of PI Berlin Spain, discusses the importance of addressing the risks associated with tunnel oxide passivated contact (TOPCon) tech early on, even though it outperforms (passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) when considering standard and tangible indicators.

Waaree Energies rated top performer in PVEL’s 2023 PV Module Reliability Scorecard

India’s Waaree Energies has been recognized as Top Performer after its solar modules met international quality and performance benchmarks set by PVEL.


Adani Solar modules rated top performer for sixth consecutive year

Adani Solar has been rated as a Top Performer in PV Evolution Labs’ PV Module Reliability Scorecard 2023, becoming the only Indian PV manufacturer to secure this title for six consecutive years.

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